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January 31, 1733 The Trustees demand the resignation of three trustees, who had used funds they raised for chartering a vessel and allowing Jewish colonists to go to Georgia
January 31, 1779 British take Augusta
  City of Augusta, Georgia
  Georgia and the American Revolution
January 31, 1783 George Walton chosen as Chief Justice, John Martin Treasurer, and John Milton Secretary of State for Georgia
  George Walton
January 31, 1840 Farewell dinner held for Abraham Baldwin Longstreet, who will be leaving his law practice to assume the presidency of Emory University
  University of Georgia, Athens (UGA)
  Emory University
January 31, 1893 Coca-Cola patented
  Coca-Cola
January 31, 1919 Jackie Robinson born, Cairo
  Jackie Robinson
January 31, 1928 Legendary R&B singer Chuck Willis is born, Atlanta, Georgia.
  Chuck Willis
January 31, 1950 Allatoona Dam (Cartersville, GA) begins generating electricity
January 31, 1978 Fire destroys the Loew's Grand Theatre, site of the premier of David O. Selznick's Gone With The Wind
  Gone With The Wind
January 31, 1991 House votes to put up the question of instituting a Georgia lottery to the voters
  Georgia Lottery
January 31, 1999 The Atlanta Falcons lose to the Denver Broncos, 34-19 in Super Bowl XXXIII
  Atlanta Falcons
January 31, 2000 At a post-Super Bowl party Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar are stabbed to death outside the Cobalt Lounge in Buckhead. Ray Lewis, Reginald Oakley and Joseph Sweeting are charged with the crime
January 31, 2001 Governor Roy Barnes signs into law a bill changing the design of the state flag.
January 31, 2002 3 West Georgia baseball players charged with sexual assault
  Woman assaulted in apartment of 3 UWG baseball players
January 31, 2002 Olga Korbut arrested for shoplifting at a Gwinnett County Publix
  Olga Korbut shoplifting
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
January 31, 2008 Gary Hilton pleads guilty to murdering Meredith Emerson.
  Meredith Emerson
January 31, 2011 Walton County's Besse Cooper becomes the oldest living person in the world.
  Walton County, Georgia
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